Back9.4.1.1.(2)

ATTRIBUTION:

Most technical provisions of the BC Fire Code describe how the code’s objectives and functional statements are achieved. However, some provisions, like this one, do not relate directly to a code objective. The following analysis is provided to assist in understanding of the provision.

 

APPLICATION:

Specified live load on floors, where:
  • floor framing is designed in accordance with accepted good practice or Part 4, and
  • the supporting wall framing, fastenings or footings are designed in accordance with the prescriptive solutions provided in Part 9.
This applies to buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence 1.3.3.3.(1) of Division A for application of Part 9].

INTENT:

To limit the application of Clause 9.4.1.1.(1)(b) and Clause 9.4.1.1.(1)(c) to cases where the maximum specified live floor load is consistent with the prescripitve solutions for supporting wall framing, fastenings and footings.